Jacques Audiard is a strict adherent to the notion of quality over quantity. A career now spanning more than two decades customarily sees “the French Scorsese” spend three to four years in the development of a project. His seventh feature, Dheepan, does not bristle and hum with the same kind of violent magnetism as A Prophet or Rust and Bone but retains their spellbinding lyricism. This is a more subdued, intimate picture, detailing the every day lives of three Sri Lankan refugees who exchange their war-torn homeland for the battleground of a French urban jungle.
Dheepan is in select UK cinemas from Friday 8th April – read the full review here.